Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:

Angel (Paperback)

To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


Angel, a new novel by the author of King of Tuzla and Yugoslav Requiem. Many people have plenty of reasons to run away but very few actually do it. Tijmen Klein Gildekamp is a jobbing writer living in a small provincial town. His world is lonely and stifling. We find out why his father's war is still important to his life today and how the world has changed. Tijmen has moved away from his roots, but not far enough, so he feels trapped. When all seems lost, Angel comes to the rescue, but is she too late? They make an interesting pair: she the masseuse by day and singer by night, and he the committed writer of literature. A surprise lottery win enables them to escape their dreary and oppressive everyday existence. During their flight they experience a number of momentous incidents in Spain and London, ending up on a remote Scottish Island. Tijmen believes that, at the end of our life, what remains of us is love, but is he right? Angel is a novel about expectations, failures and the fragility of our existence.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Holland Park Press Publication Date: 24/09/2011 ISBN-13: 9781907320071  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

In 1994, before the fall of the Srebrenica enclave, Arnold Jansen op de Haar (born 1962) was on active service in the former Yugoslavia as the commanding officer of a UN unit. He left the Dutch Grenadier Guards in 1995 to become a full-time poet and columnist. Angel (Engel) is the sequel to his novel King of Tuzla (De koning van Tuzla). His poetry collection Yugoslav Requiem (Joegoslavisch requiem) is a companion volume to King of Tuzla. He has been a columnist for more than ten years and writes a weekly column for Holland Park Press. Arnold runs masterclasses for aspiring Dutch authors. He currently lives in Arnhem.

More books by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Prime Meridian
Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Currently out of stock

The Corn Husk Experiment
Andrea Cale

Currently out of stock

Bopper's Progress
John Manderino
Key Figures Get the Third Degree
J. M. Fagan

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
The Mexican--US Border: Where the Imagination Flourishes…

Tim Baker reflects on the literary impact of the Mexican-US border and lists some of his favourite novels set in this notorious region.

Johann Hari Takes Issue with the Concept of Self-Help

Johann Hari explains why, in order to feel better, we must stop being 'you', in favour of being 'us', being 'we', becoming part of the group.

Jealousy, Rivalry, Insecurity, Frustration... Non Pratt Explores the World of Female Teenage Friendships

Non explores friendship in YA novels and especially those that depict the imperfect middle ground.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd